View Full Version : Any interest in Dowflake group buy?
03/16/2006, 10:47 AM
I will be needing a 50 lb bag of the Dowflake, and I figured if we could get enough interest in a group buy we could get a pallet full from here:
I have e mailed them to find out what kind of pricing we can get if we get a pallet shipped.
03/16/2006, 11:17 AM
That doesn't sound like a bad idea. I might be interested if the price is right. I have a friend that might want some too, I'll ask him.
03/16/2006, 11:31 AM
also interested in the price of a group buy.
03/16/2006, 01:34 PM
How many 50 lbs bags in a pallet?
03/16/2006, 02:33 PM
I could go for Mag Flake group buy if that's workable.
03/16/2006, 03:07 PM
wow, 50 lbs will last me for a while. sure, i'll be interested if the price is right.
03/16/2006, 05:12 PM
Is it use for calcium reactor only or can it be use without one? Thanks.
03/16/2006, 05:32 PM
It is to be used without a Calcium reactor.
I got an e mail back saying that there are 56 bags per pallet. I did some calculations and came up with $783.44 for a pallet. The company also told me that with shipping the total would be $1500.00 for a pallet ($716.44 shipping) to be shipped to my doorstep, and the price per bag shipped would be almost $27.00 each. Is that the kind of price you all are looking for of should I search for a diffrent company?
03/16/2006, 05:44 PM
That's not a bad price to me, I don't know about other people. 50 pounds of Calcium Chloride for $27 is good. When you compare say Kent Turbo-Calcium at $9.95 (premiumaquatics) for just 400 grams. Granted Turbo-Calcium is anhydrous calcium chloride (more calcium per weight), but still that's a lot of calcium for the money.
03/16/2006, 06:25 PM
Next best price I saw was something like $15 shipped for 8lbs from Buckeye Field Supply.
I use about a gallon per month of the Randy recipe. 50lbs makes 45.4 gallons.
03/16/2006, 06:27 PM
Yea the 50 pounder would last me like 10 years. I only use calcium to supplement my IO water change water since I have a reactor.
03/16/2006, 06:29 PM
If you buy large amounts, be careful to store in an air tight container. Calcium chloride absorbs water from the air, and will turn all syrupy on you otherwise.
03/16/2006, 06:38 PM
Will this be better than the pickling lime?
03/16/2006, 06:40 PM
It's for a different task than pickling lime Pickling lime is a calcium/alk supplement all in one, and it also raises your pH. Pickling lime is great for maintaining calcium and alk, but not for raising it. This is just calcium, a lot of calcium. Great for just raising calcium in your tank, or supplementing deficient salt mixes like IO.
03/18/2006, 10:43 AM
did the 27 dollar price tag change everyones mind?? Should I look for a better deal?
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